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Some 450 construction jobs and a further 200 permanent jobs are to be created at  Janssen Sciences Ireland  as part of a €300m expansion. The expansion plans involve an investment of more than €300m that will increase the existing manufacturing space by an additional 19,100 square metres. “The pharma industry makes a huge contribution to the Irish economy in terms of jobs and manufacturing exports, and is...
A property tycoon has warned Dublin does not have enough skilled construction workers to lift the country out of the housing crisis.  Developer Sean Mulryan has revealed 76,000 extra employees are needed for Government plans to meet the housing demand, especially in the capital.  The owner of the Ballymore Group told of his fears school leavers are not choosing trade apprenticeships because they are considered...
It was announced today that Marlet Property Group Ltd., in conjunction with M&G Investments, has appointed Walls Construction to carry out extensive redevelopment work on the Charlemont Exchange office building at Dublin’s Charlemont Place.    It is estimated that 100 construction jobs, direct and indirect labour, are expected to be created during the project, which will see the addition of two new floors and...
More than 1,000 Construction jobs coming to Longford  An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has kicked off construction of a €233m development in Ballymahon, County Longford. Center Parcs Longford Forest will create 750 jobs during the construction phase which is due to be completed by the summer of next year. Mr Varadkar said the development will be a significant development for the Longford region, which has faced economic...
There were slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded in the latest figures from the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity. Despite the easing of growth, rates of expansion remained marked and firms upped their rate of job creation. The PMI dipped for the third successive month in August, posting 55.1 from 56.6...
Major ‘HQ’ development worth €160m for Cork quayside to create 450 construction jobs in Cork! Development worth €160 million, spanning eight buildings and to include 237 apartments, a 136-bed hotel, 400,000 sq ft of offices and an acre of open plaza is coming on track on Cork city’s Horgan’s Quay,  writes Tommy Barker . The mixed-use development is likely to take between three and five years to...
Thousands of Dublin construction workers face losing their jobs over bitter €5million crane strike Steel workers, electricians, plumbers, general operatives and small sub-contractors could be forced out of their jobs by early October Contractors are being forced to shut down sites and put the workers on protective notice as a result of a bitter €5million crane drivers’ strike which has been rumbling on since June....
There has been a big increase in the amount of Irish leaving certificate students taking up university courses following the release of the points system. In Ireland the entry requirements for each course depends on the demand for places, which means that an increase in points needed to enter the course means that more people have applied than previously. Sign up and get emailed 100s of suitable Construction Jobs In your...
  Recent figures indicate that the increase in new Construction jobs in Ireland in January 2017 reached nearly record levels. The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers ’ Index provided evidence that the number of companies employing new and additional employees boosted figures to the second higher since the survey began 16 years ago. The survey revealed the Irish construction industry was enjoying a sharp...
The demand for experienced workers within the construction industry has increased by 40% in the past year, according to recruitment firm Hays . Struggling against a scarcity of skilled workers, companies are upping the stakes to €100,000 to procure senior building workers. The recruitment company said the demand for architects particularly has rocketed in the past month, increasing by 60%. Other areas where skills shortages...
  There are many construction workers from Ireland, who, in recent years, have felt compelled to seek work in London. This is no surprise of course; before 2014, the Irish construction industry (and the wider economy) had experienced seven years of decline - a decline that was simply unprecedented. However, the Irish economy is on the up and rising fortunes within the construction industry in Ireland means that the need to travel to...
2017 has seen a stagnant start to the year with new Construction projects in Ireland, planning applications and start-ups showing little increase on last year, despite Ireland’s structural shortfall and high demand for housing The Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Tom Parlon said the report indicates limited progression in the construction industry despite the demand for activity across the commercial,...